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Division of Assets and Spousal Maintenance

Higgins Law Office Assures a Fair Division of Assets in Your Divorce

Securing the spousal maintenance our clients deserve in Madison and the surrounding area

When you are going through a divorce, it’s natural to begin thinking about what your life will be like after your marriage has been dissolved. At Higgins Law Office, I fight for your post-divorce rights as I  establish a division of assets and spousal maintenance plan that is fair under Wisconsin law. I also assist you if your current maintenance needs to be modified due to a change in your income.

How does spousal maintenance work in Wisconsin?

Maintenance is the most complex area of divorce law. In the state of Wisconsin, spousal maintenance can be requested by either party, no matter how the marriage ended. Though some couples will go through the courts to set a payment level, most can establish the amounts and length of payments through negotiation while being guided by an experienced attorney. At Higgins Law Office, I am an experienced divorce lawyer that can negotiate to find a fair payment level for you and your spouse or litigate if an agreement is elusive. If litigation is required,  the following are some of the  factors the court will analyze in determining the payment amount:

  • Length of marriage
  • Age
  • Physical and emotional health
  • Work history
  • How property was divided
  • Responsibility for children
  • Tax consequences

Spousal maintenance agreements are usually awarded for a definite amount of time unless the receiving spouse is unable to work again, which can lead to indefinite payments. I also help modify or terminate spousal maintenance payments if your income changes significantly.

Division of property

In Wisconsin, property may be divided equally when you are getting a divorce, depending on the length of the marriage, but a 50/50 split is not automatic. Property valuation and division is complex and should only be done with the guidance of an experienced family law and divorce attorney. 

Get in touch with Madison attorney Michael Higgins today for the help you need

Call the Higgins Law Office today at 608-218-3749 or contact us online for experienced counsel on your spousal maintenance and division of assets issues and get the personal attention you deserve. Your initial consultation is free, and appointments are also available on nights and weekends.

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